HOME SERIES CREW SHIPS LINKS

U.S.S. RIO GRANDE NCC-72452

DANUBE-CLASS STARSHIP


Starfleet commissioned the first Danube-class starships in 2368. Commonly called "runabouts," they are used primarily for short-range interstellar warp travel and missions, and are equipped with a warp-5 engine. Danube-class runabouts are typically used as auxiliary craft for starbase personnel.

Resembling a large shuttlecraft, the Danube-class runabouts are the smallest registered vessels in Starfleet. The cockpit has seating for four people, including a two-person flight crew (pilot and ops), and also contains a two-person transporter pad.

The runabout's aft section contains a living area, with bunks, a table, and a food replicator. It can readily accomodate up to sixteen passengers. The aft section design is modular, which allows the vessels to be constructed with mission-specific customizations.
SPECIFICATIONS
NAME/REGISTRYU.S.S. Rio Grande NCC-72452
CLASSIFICATIONDanube-Class Runabout
YEAR COMMISSIONED2368
LENGTH25 M
WIDTH14 M
HEIGHT5 M
WEIGHT160 MT
DECKS1
CREW COMPLIMENT2
PRIMARY PROPULSIONMatter/Antimatter Reactor (warp core)
SECONDARY PROPULSIONDeuterium Fusion Drive motors (impulse engines)
WARP FACTOR2.0 (Cruise Velocity); 5.0 (Max)
ARMAMENTType-V Phaser banks
COMPUTER CORE1 Main Computer Core
AUXILIARY CRAFTN/A
NOTABLE DANUBE-CLASS STARSHIPS
REGISTRYDESIGNATIONCMD. OFFICERNOTES
NCC-72452U.S.S. Rio GrandeTransferred from U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701D to station DS9 in 2369 ("Emissary")
NCC-72453U.S.S. Yangtzee KiangDestroyed in Gamma Quadrant in 2369 ("Battle Lines"); Replaced by U.S.S. Orinoco
NCC-72454U.S.S. GangesDestroyed at T'Lani III in 2370 ("Armageddon Game"); Replaced by U.S.S. Mekong
NCC-72905U.S.S. OrinocoCore breached by Cardassians in 2372 ("Our Man Bashir"); Replaced by U.S.S. Yukon
NCC-72917U.S.S. MekongDestroyed by the Jem'Hadar in 2371 ("The Die is Cast"); Replaced by U.S.S. Rubicon
NCC-72936U.S.S. RubiconAssigned to station DS9 in 2371 ("Family Business")
NCC-73196U.S.S. VolgaAssigned to station DS9 in 2372 ("Body Parts")
NCC-74602U.S.S. YukonCommandeered by Changeling, destroyed by U.S.S. Defiant in 2373 ("By Inferno's Light")